One of the big surprises from this year’s E3 event was the announcement of not one but two Metroid titles. We’ve got Metroid Prime 4 coming in the future and also Metroid: Samus Returns coming on September 15th. Game Informer has played the game and came away with glowing impressions. The previewer, Kyle Hilliard, says that Nintendo had to “quite literally had to take the 3DS out of my hand in order to prevent me from progressing any further.” Here’s some further impressions!
“The game feels fantastic. Holding down the left trigger plants Samus’ feet so she can aim in any direction and the X button performs a melee attack that can counter enemy attacks. The prompts to counter are clearly broadcasted with audio and visual cues, and though I missed the first few prompts, it did not take long to block and blast nearly every enemy that I attacked.
As I mentioned before, I did not want to stop playing. The game plays smoothly, the new counter mechanic feels great, and the ability to scan the environment will hopefully help reduce those moments where you are exploring aimlessly without clear direction.”